It’s always good to evaluate the ministries you’re in charge of; even the ones that seem to be going great. To take a step back, ask yourself a few questions. Ultimately, are our goals being reached? What can be changed to reach those goals better? Are there people you should be reaching with this ministry that you’re not? Obviously, there are many ways you can step back and evaluate, but those were the few that came to mind when I thought about our Women’s Discipleship program.
First off, I never really wrote out a goal or mission statement specifically for Women’s Discipleship. It fell under the umbrella of the general CM mission which is “to foster meaningful relationships with Christ among students, to guide them in fruitful ministry, discipleship and fellowship, and to train leaders who will continue to engage the world and serve the church”, but I had nothing specifically for WD. I just kind of tried to do what Hayley did before me, which by the way was an amazing job. I am so thankful for the impact she had on this ministry! Don’t get me wrong, I had ideas for what the goals were, and tried to communicate that with our small-group leaders, but ultimately that led to miscommunication and some confusion. I’ve learned from this past year a simple thing that will seem like common sense: People don’t know what you expect from them if you do not tell them. Communication is really important, and necessary for everyone involved.
At the end of last semester I thought a lot about how we could change the Women’s Discipleship program to reach more girls on campus. Change can be scary; especially when you don’t know if the change is going to be a good thing or flop. So, I talked a lot with our student leaders and went about making a vision for the program. Below you will see the new outline of the Women’s Discipleship program. Our goals and how we plan to accomplish those goals. We felt like changing the name would help with the transition, so WD is now Veritas.
Please join us in praying that this change would ultimately glorify God and impact His Kingdom! That more girls on campus would be reached, that girls who do not normally come to “bible study” would get involved, and that hearts would be changed. Pray that girls on campus would be encouraged and challenged to boldly live a life of discipleship for Jesus Christ!
Veritas: Women Seeking Truth in Christ
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by Kendall Calvert